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2019 AGM: 13th April at Crawley Down School

2019 AGM: 13th April at Crawley Down School

Our AGM is on Saturday 13th April at 10.00 am at Crawley Down School, East Grinstead. All our members are welcome, along with their friends and family. Our guest speaker is Ollie Pendered, Chief Executive of Community Energy South, who will talk about the groundbreaking…

Jeremy Quin MP visits REPOWER

Jeremy Quin MP visits REPOWER

As part of the Government’s ‘Green GB Week‘ REPOWER Balcombe (RPB) invited Horsham MP, Jeremy Quin, to Turners Hill Primary school. The aim of the meeting was to share with Jeremy the huge ‘green’ achievements made by the school itself, and in partnership with RPB. Jeremy…

Welcome to RePOWER Balcombe

Welcome to RePOWER Balcombe

Welcome to RePOWER Balcombe: A project that aims to generate the equivalent to 100% of Balcombe’s electricity demand through community-owned locally-generated renewable energy.   In 2015 RePOWERBalcombe installed 45kWp of solar photovoltaics (PV), at a local farm and two local schools. In 2016, thanks to a successful…

REPOWER’s new Cuckfield School Solar System in the press

REPOWER’s new Cuckfield School Solar System in the press

There is also a very good article at the Solar Power Portal

Farewell to Rachael Hunter and Welcome to Laura Moreno

At the end of 2017 we said goodbye to Rachael Hunter. Thank you Rachael, from all of us at RePower Balcombe, for your amazing support over the past few years. We wish you success in her new role. At the start of 2018 we welcomed…

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School – Generating

We’re Generating! Thursday 15th February 2018 Despite the inclement weather earlier this week, all the panels have been installed and are now generating. Well done to everyone involved in the project. Another great success for the Cooperative. Wednesday 14th February 2018 “Good progress has been…

2018 AGM: 14th April at Imberhorne School

2018 AGM: 14th April at Imberhorne School

Our AGM is on Saturday 14th April at 10.30 am at Imberhorne School, East Grinstead. All our members are welcome, along with their friends and family. Come and see the solar installation at the school funded by Repower Balcombe. More details to follow once final…

Everything’s Gone Green?

New Order’s song title suggests Everything’s Gone Green. Or has it?  There are positive indications about a gradual step away from fossil fuel consumption. Figures published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy suggest that renewable energy accounted for a quarter of the…

Renewable co-op REPOWERBalcombe installs battery storage system at Sussex school

Renewable co-op REPOWERBalcombe installs battery storage system at Sussex school

Turners Hill School, near East Grinstead, East Sussex, has recently installed 12kWh of battery storage to capture much of the spare electricity generated by the various renewable energy systems at the school.   The money to install the battery system was provided from REPOWERBalcombe’s community…

Renewable co-op REPOWERBalcombe installs energy-saving lights at Sussex school

REPOWERBalcombe, the Sussex renewable energy co-operative, has provided money from its community benefit fund to install 158 new LED fittings and 18 PIRs (passive infrared sensors) at Imberhorne School, in East Grinstead, East Sussex. This is predicted to conserve more than 19,500 kWh of electricity…